View Full Version : Sheep painting all most complete WIP

06-05-2010, 05:59 PM
OK, this is almost done... However I plan to add more redish brown under the feet of the 2 rear sheep. I made the ground too dark for black legged sheep to stand out and used a scrubber to lighten it. My questions is what should I do to make this better? It is not an original, but a copy of another painting, of course it is not that close to the original as I am not that good.

Size is 17.5 inches wide by 22 inches high. By fra the largest thing I have done. But since a lot of the space is pour and watch it run, it is not like I had to detail that large a print. It is watercolor paper & it is cold pressed, but I have no idea who makes it...


and a detail is next...


06-06-2010, 03:27 AM
I would think about some spattering in the foreground and maybe a slight crop.

I note you have no shading on the sheep, direction of the light is difficult to see.


06-07-2010, 12:50 AM
REally cool! I really really like the drips! :clap:

06-08-2010, 07:04 AM
Doug: Thanks for the insight, I will shade the belly of the outdoor critter, and then light glaze on the two inside and see if that helps...

Srishi: I was thinking when I add the redish, burnt color under the 2 sheep indoors I might let that run down too... I am working on a couple of other projects as well, I have to do it that way or I go too fast and really mess up, but I will be back at this soon...

06-13-2010, 01:31 PM
Well, I think I took everyone's advice and shadowed the sheep, added more spatter, darkened under the sheep in the barn, added a shadow to the beam / corner post. :)

I am calling it done, but if I were to do over I would do the bushes differently, the fence should be a more weathered grey, and lighter in tone. Also all the running down hill should be at the same angle. But for now I am calling this done.

Thank you one and all for the great advice! The image is better for it, and I learned a thing or two, about a thing or two, if you know what I mean. ;)


Ooops! Forgot to include the image...



06-13-2010, 01:35 PM
Well done!

Every painting is a learning process. I look at every one of mine and see things I could have done better.


06-13-2010, 01:59 PM
I like the feel of the barn boards and the washes you added under the sheep, with the hay in the corner (like how you did it!) your sheep look like they are very believable in your painting.

06-13-2010, 02:26 PM
:clap: I really like this!!!! :thumbsup: